Summary: To be Spirit-led is to realize how God values you.
The SPIRIT-led Lifestyle
Part 2: Significance
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.
The purpose of this series is to help you understand the values that drive me as your pastor. Today we tackle the first letter in the acrostic.
Part 2: Understanding Significance
Significance means: I have value, importance, and my life counts for something.
1. We are significant because...
...God created us Psalm 8:5
...God has dignified us Psalm 8:5
...God has trusted us with responsibility Psalm 8:6-8
2. Our significance has been expressed by God’s own Words
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2
"Also today the LORD has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments” Deuteronomy 26:18
“For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.” Psalm 135:4
When you see words like elect, chosen, and peculiar, you
should rejoice! It means God reached out to you FIRST!
3. Our significance has been authenticated by Christ
“Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” Titus 2:14
How do I know I’m significant? God the Son gave His own life for mine!
4. How the value of Significance can change you
Significance = Acceptance
(Better relationships, boldness toward God)
Significance = Holiness
(Choices identify you, find strength to make wise choices)
Significance = Meaning
(You’re not an accident. God steers you. God has tasks for you)
Significance = Confidence
(You can take a chance for God. You have hope. All is never lost)